Ok, today too it is about body. One dear reader on my blog came back to me with a query on how to build body or gain weight if the builder is a vegetarian.I thought I would write an article on this. Read through and if it inspires you, do leave your valuable comments.
Simply put, gaining healthy weight or muscles, have one main significant factor, EATING. It is not simply eating, but consuming healthy and balanced diet. As the saying goes, “Diet is BODY, Body is Diet!” proper food habit is a priority if you prefer keeping your physic healthy and fit. The researches have confirmed that body needs, whether the person works out or not, sufficient protein for repair and growth.
So, lets hit the dirt! What exactly is vegetarian diet? Vegetarian diets usually consist of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Vegetables do have proteins, but not the complete one. For your knowledge, there are two kinds of proteins.
1. Complete Protein
2. Incomplete Proteins
Complete proteins are the protein that have a complete Amino Acid chain, and are found in the non-vegetarian dishes.
The plant proteins are incomplete, as they do not provide all of the essential Amino Acids.
So, what are these Amino Acids? Protein is made up of chains of individual amino acids. The Amino Acids otherwise are called building blocks of the body.
As stated earlier, the vegetarian diet does not provide all the required Amino Acids while Non-vegetarian does.
Is it a destined dead end for an aspiring vegetarian bodybuilder? No! There seems to be a way out. The complete amino chain could be obtained by combining different plant proteins and the miracle of the plant world, the Soya.
Here is a sample protein diet for a vegetarian hoping to gain some healthy weight.
By 7.00Am, 1 scoop Protinex powder in milk. You can purchase this from any medical stores.
By 8.30 Am, 2 Chapattis (Or one bowl of wheat cereal in Milk), 1 Banana, 2 dates, 1 glass of milk
By 11.30Am, A fruit bowl followed by a glass of milk
By 1.00PM, small cup of rice, 20 grams of cooked Soya, Low fat cottage cheese (100g), vegetable salad and a banana.
By 4.30PM, 15 grams on Protinex powder in milk and few groundnuts.
By 8.00PM, 150 grams baked beans, 50 grams cheese, 2 medium sized potatoes, 200 grams rice, vegetables with Soya, low yoghurt.
By 9.30PM, 1 scoop Protinex powder in milk, two bananas
Follow this diet for a month and see the difference. You still can make changes or create variety in the diet plan by keeping the major part of the plan same and playing around with different foodstuffs on the same plane as per your likings.